UCL Faculty of Laws


Issues in open justice

30 November 2016, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Open Justice

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UCL Centre for Criminal Law and the UCL Centre for Ethics & Law


JZ Young Lecture Theatre, UCL Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London WC1

Issues in Open Justice has been organised by
UCL Centre for Criminal Law and the UCL Centre for Ethics & Law


  • Stephen Parkinson, Partner Kingsley Napley LLP
  • John Jackson, Professor of Comparative Criminal Law and Procedure, University of Nottingham
  • Jonathan Hall QC, 6 King’s Bench Walk


Professor Ian Dennis (UCL Laws)

About the talk

The principle that justice should be open and freely reportable has been widely regarded as fundamental. However, challenges to the principle have increased in recent years, and this seminar will review some of the key issues.  The panel of expert speakers will consider closed hearings, the use of special and security-cleared counsel, restrictions on publication of judgments, and anonymity of participants in legal process. The seminar should appeal to all practitioners, policymakers, academics, legal journalists and students with interests in this central subject.

Accredited with 1.5 CPD hours by the BSB and SRA